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Latest Articles

  • Modern Asset Protection – An Introduction

    By:
    Gary Forster
    |
    Dec 1, 2021

    Asset protection is a body of law that has developed as an amalgamation of business structures, trusts, titling and creditor exemptions. Asset protection planning insulates assets otherwise exposed to future unknown creditors. Prudent structuring uses widely accepted legal strategies to make clients unattractive to claimants.

  • Pass-Through Entity Taxes: What to know

    By:
    Arvinder Kaur, CPA
    |
    Dec 1, 2021

    In 2018, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) was enacted. As part of the revised provisions, the IRS limited the deductibility of state and local tax (SALT) payments as an itemized deduction for federal income tax purposes to $10,000 in a calendar year. This limitation has generally increased taxes due to the federal government for many individuals.

  • New Jersey Teleworking Tax Implications: During and After COVID-19

    By:
    Open Weaver Banks and Emma M. Savino
    |
    Nov 1, 2021
    As of October 1, 2021, the New Jersey Division of Taxation ended its taxpayer-friendly policies for businesses impacted by employees working remotely as a result of COVID-19.  In this article, we discuss both the regular and temporary rules in New Jersey for the three areas of taxation impacted by the Division’s COVID teleworking policy: (1) Corporation Business Tax (“CBT”); (2) sales and use tax; and (3) employer withholding.
  • FLPs with Estate Plans

    By:
    Phyllis C. Taite, JD, LLM
    |
    Nov 1, 2021
    A family limited partnership (FLP), when constructed properly, is an excellent tool to protect and consolidate assets for management through one instrument. For asset protection, assets held by a FLP are not subject to an individual’s creditors; instead, a charging order is usually required to attach a limited partnership interest.
  • What I Learned from IRS Audits and Tax Court Testimony

    By:
    Bruce A. Johnson, ASA
    |
    Nov 1, 2021
    I can remember worrying about getting audited by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on the first gift tax appraisal I conducted 27 years ago when I first started as a full-time business appraiser. Over the next several years, I learned that if an appraiser followed the best practices in business valuation, complied with IRS regulations and documented all inputs and assumptions, there was no real need to be concerned about an appraisal being challenged.
  • Retirement Plan Basics

    By:
    Lisa L. Jones
    |
    Nov 1, 2021
    This article will provide an overview of qualified retirement plan options, their differences, contribution and deduction limits, the factors that influence the choice of the right plan or plans, and an overview of the discrimination testing/compliance issues that a qualified Plan must satisfy.
  • Doing Business in New York: The Post-Pandemic Tax Landscape

    By:
    Elizabeth Pascal, JD, and Katherine Piazza
    |
    Oct 1, 2021
    Over the past 18 months or so, we’ve been writing and speaking about the ways in which the COVID-19 pandemic has precipitated or hastened many changes that businesses were already facing:  reimagining the workplace; relocating offices and their owners; and operating within an increasingly complex multistate tax and compliance landscape.
  • College Tuition and the Pandemic Impact in New Jersey

    By:
    Mark H. Levin, CPA, MS (Taxation)
    |
    Oct 1, 2021

    On June 29, 2021, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed P.L. 2021 Ch. 128, the New Jersey College Affordability Act (CAA). The CAA makes several changes to the gross income tax, the aim of which is to make a college education more affordable to New Jersey taxpayers.

  • Gift Tax Return Tips

    By:
    Joy Matak, JD, LLM, Steven B. Gorin, CPA, Esq., CGMA, and Martin Shenkman, CPA, MBA, AEP, JD
    |
    Oct 1, 2021
    Gift tax returns appear to be seductively simple. Failure to file a gift tax return timely and disclose transactions “in such return, or in a statement attached to the return, in a manner adequate to apprise the Secretary of the nature of such item” in accordance with regulations that impose specific requirements for “adequate disclosure” can delay the tolling of the statute of limitations.
  • New Planning Opportunities for Inherited IRAs

    By:
    Kenneth Horowitz, CLU, ChFC, RICP
    |
    Oct 1, 2021

    The impact of the SECURE Act of 2019 has created a game change for high-net-worth clients. The Setting Every Community Up for Retirement (SECURE) Act requires beneficiaries of inherited IRAs to withdraw all assets of the IRA account within 10 years in most cases. This can create a significant income event resulting in giving back most of the income tax benefits accumulated over the years. Additionally, post-death control and resulting lack of asset protection is greatly minimized.

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